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This is in response to the letter “Take me to your leader, eh” (Sierra Sun, Nov. 19). The letter writer says, “Tony Blair is the leader of England … the one helping you kill people…” I just want to tell him that if he doesn’t like our country or how we do things here, he can go home to Calgary.Being a military wife, I take offense to his attack. Not everyone agrees with what our president has done in the past and a lot of people have mixed feelings about what he is going to do next. But what I know is this: No matter who is president, we still need to stand together as an independent, free, and proud nation. My husband may or may not agree with what his commander in chief decides, but it is this nation who he serves; not one specific person. Don’t come to our home and publicly bad mouth our way of doing things, whether you believe they are right or wrong. It’s just plain rude.Susan Grant,NAS Fallon, NV(formerly of Truckee)Chill outChill out! So what if the dark shadowy forces stole another election and the presidency again? How are you going to prove it? These are heavyweights.Move on! Thanksgiving is coming and America has so much to be thankful for.Let the past be just that – it only exists in your mind, anyway. There are so many suspect areas in this administration that you won’t have an idle moment for the next four years.Ron LoweNevada CityIn deep gratitudeThe true community spirit of Truckee and our all-volunteer staff welcomed local, national and international athletes from seven countries to the 19th annual Tahoe Donner International Wheelchair Tennis Sectionals, NEC Championship Series 3.Great appreciation goes to our sponsors. Special kudos goes to the “Mountain Bluebirds,” Mandy Sydovar, Bruce Ferris, Bruce Waltrip, Deone, Mary, Jeff and my sister, Dehbe Wardwell; cuisine team: Lori Nauman with the Tahoe Donner Tennis Club, Sue Turner, Beverly Cole and Gertrude Rollins of Reno.We had outstanding direction by new USTA Head Referee Max Gordon, with Mike Pruitt and Jolene Wells, while I was healing at Tahoe Forest Hospital. This was the best of tennis, renewed friendships and love matches! In-kind services make up 65 percent of the budget. Together, your generosity of spirit and giving made the difference again. In deep gratitude,Bonni Sue Hickson, RNFounder/DirectorNorthern Nevada/Tahoe Wheelchair Tennis Association, CTA Football thanks Truckee Pop Warner Football and Cheer thanks the members of the community who continue to support our players and cheerleaders throughout the football season. The success of this program is due in large part to our local businesses who donate so much to the program and the individual coaches and volunteers who give their time and energy to the players. We would like to thank Spud’s Produce, Curran Distributing, Safeway, Round Table Pizza, W&T Graphics, J&L Foodmart, Bob Bolton and the TDPRD, Rusty and Carol Pauli, Tina Stull and the Glenshire General Store, Mis Silva, Ryan Roberts, Max Brixey, Bernie Nelson, Jared McDonnell, Clayton McDonnell, Addie Shaffer, Travis Dwyer, Erica Rice, Rick Hauff, Ricky Hauff and Buck Claesson, just to name a few of our wonderful volunteers. We also thank the businesses who donated to our luau. Thank you all for a great season and we hope to see you next year.The Board of Truckee Pop Warner Football Bravo for youth theater The 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe Youth Theater Fundraiser was a success. We raised significant funds to support the young actors and actresses in their upcoming production of “Bah Humbug” during this elegant event hosted by Graham’s of Squaw Valley. We would like to acknowledge the support and commitment we received from the supporters of art and theater in our region. A standing ovation goes out to Graham, of Graham’s of Squaw Valley for your generous donation, stunning atmosphere and excellent food. And a standing ovation to Jim Simon, auctioneer supreme. And to the TTYT Players, and, of course, our guests! Bravo!Geoff Leclair, Barbara Ilfeld, Jim Sturtevant, Joyce Bove, Kris Norris, Debbie Cole and Eileen Lewis The TTYT Board of Directors


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